Pompano Beach Man Accused of Publicly Discharging Firearm

A Broward County judge told Jymys Estrada, 21, that he isn’t eligible to post a bond.

By Juan Ortega
|  Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012  |  Updated 4:39 PM EDT
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At a hearing Wednesday, Broward County Judge Arlene Backman told Jymys Estrada, 21, that he isn’t eligible to post a bond.

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A Pompano Beach man has been ordered held without bond on suspicion he opened fire from the second-story balcony of his apartment complex on Christmas Day, authorities say.

At a hearing Wednesday, Broward County Judge Arlene Backman told Jymys Estrada, 21, that he isn’t eligible to post a bond. Estrada was taken into custody Tuesday on charges of discharging a firearm in public and possession of an altered firearm, according to a sheriff’s arrest report. The Honduras native was being detained on an immigration hold, the judge said.

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The Broward Sheriff’s Office responded to the 500 block of Northwest 35th Court about 1 p.m. Tuesday, the arrest report said. Deputies determined Estrada had intentionally discharged a semi-automatic firearm, an FN Herstal, the report said.

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No injuries were reported, and a motive for the shooting wasn’t released.

A sheriff’s sergeant found the firearm in Estrada’s apartment while trying to obtain Estrada’s identification, the report said. The firearm was found “to have had the serial number removed from the gun,” the report said. Several high-capacity magazines also were confiscated, officials said.

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